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U.S. Secretary of Education to Discuss Student Progress During Presentation of International Assessment Results

OECD’s comprehensive PISA study compares student performance internationally.

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Event Date 1: December 07, 2010 09:00 am

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join officials from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in presenting the latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which is a comprehensive study that compares student performance internationally, at the Newseum on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. The Secretary will answer questions from students and viewers around the country during the Digital Town Hall, which will touch on how U.S. students compare to students around the world and how to best educate the next generation to achieve educational and economic success.

PISA looks at the educational progress in reading, science and math of 15-year-old students in 74 countries and economies and measures how well students are prepared to meet the challenges they may encounter in the future. This fourth edition of PISA will show how student performance in each country has evolved over the past 10 years as well as how learning outcomes relate to policies and practices in schools.

PBS Newshour, The Aspen Institute, Intel and The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation are partners in the Education for Innovation: Digital Town Hall. The event will be streamed live on their websites, and viewers will be given the chance to interact and ask questions.

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Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Remarks and question-and-answer session at the presentation of the latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) during a Digital Town Hall
When : 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
Where : Newseum
Knight Broadcast Studio
555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.